Jack the Ripper and Dracula...one in the same? -              The Dracula Blog:  A Mass of Material of which the Record is Composed
Judith Walkowitz piece works to address the class tensions that pulsated throughout the city as Jack the Ripper infused fear into the everyday air of Victorian London. When read prior to the opening chapters of Dracula, the reader can sense a theme of foreshadowing evoked through the connection between the two works. It becomes obvious that the areas surrounding the castle of Dracula will experience similar class tensions due to the fear of death and suffering that Dracula emits to the societal air around him. This fear and unknowingness can be found in the character of Harker who is kept in the castle similar to the way a free prisoner would in Victorian society. 

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